Thursday, December 29, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
We never sent a messenger who did not use the language of his people to bring them clarity of understanding. And God leaves people astray at will, and guides anyone at will: and God is the Almighty, Supreme Wise. [14: 4]

Hadith of the Day:
Whoever dissociates himself from his brother for a year, it is as if he had shed his brother's blood. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Every tree is made up of wood. A tree is differentiated by its fruit, and people are differentiated by their piety. [Fethullah Gulen]

Guidance of the Day:
Those who want to reform the world must first reform themselves. If they want to lead others to a better world, they must purify their inner worlds of hatred, rancor, and jealousy, and adorn their outer worlds with virtue. The words of those who cannot control and discipline themselves, and who have not refined their feelings, may seem attractive and insightful at first. However, even if they somehow manage to inspire others, which they sometimes do, the sentiments they arouse soon wither.

Those who lead the way must set a good example for their followers. Just as they are imitated in their virtues and good morals, so do their bad and improper actions and attitudes leave indelible marks upon those who follow them. Those who strive to enlighten others, seek happiness for them, and extend a helping hand, have such a developed and enlightened spirit that they are like guardian angels.

One who represents any stage of the truth must try to embody it with honesty, trustworthiness, consciousness of duty, a high degree of perception, awareness of circumstances, farsightedness, and absolute chastity. People who hold high office but lack one or more of these virtues must be seen as having one or more serious defects. This is a clear misfortune for those who follow them. [Pearls of Wisdom]

Food for Thought:
If we cannot accept the criticism of those we love and who love us, we may lose our friends and remain unaware of our faults.

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